History ArtEvolution / ComicBooks

24th Sep '16 6:30:31 PM nombretomado
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** Parodied/Lampshaded in a ''DorkTower'' strip celebrating ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'''s 30th anniversary. The strip purports to show how the three strips then running have evolved over the years. A genuine early Nodwick, crude stick figures that are supposed to be "early ''[[Creator/PhilFoglio What's New?]]''", and an "early Carson the Muskrat" ... who is actually Webcomic/{{Yamara}}.

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** Parodied/Lampshaded in a ''DorkTower'' ''Webcomic/DorkTower'' strip celebrating ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'''s 30th anniversary. The strip purports to show how the three strips then running have evolved over the years. A genuine early Nodwick, crude stick figures that are supposed to be "early ''[[Creator/PhilFoglio What's New?]]''", and an "early Carson the Muskrat" ... who is actually Webcomic/{{Yamara}}.
9th Sep '16 3:50:38 PM Luella
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*John Green's style changes from being semi-realistic to having a simple and cartoony style throughout volume 1 of ''ComicBook/JaxEpochAndTheQuickenForbidden''
2nd Sep '16 11:37:42 PM Doug86
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* ''{{Nodwick}}'' gradually got more stylised during its time in ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine. Most notably, in the early strips, Nodwick's nose and Piffany's glasses are both realistically sized. (One strip suggests Nodwick's nose has gained mass to balance out the stuff he's expected to carry on his back, and in an interview Aaron Willia says Piffany's eyes keep getting wider with shock at what her teammates get up to.)

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* ''{{Nodwick}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'' gradually got more stylised during its time in ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine. Most notably, in the early strips, Nodwick's nose and Piffany's glasses are both realistically sized. (One strip suggests Nodwick's nose has gained mass to balance out the stuff he's expected to carry on his back, and in an interview Aaron Willia says Piffany's eyes keep getting wider with shock at what her teammates get up to.)



* This also happened with LoveAndCapes, between [[http://www.loveandcapes.com/readit/lnc0104.html the first appearance of Abby and Mark]] and [[http://www.loveandcapes.com/readit/lnc0145.html just an issue later.]]
* ''ArchieComics'' has gone through some serious redesigns over the past 50+ years. The art was simplified sometime within the 60s or 70s and occasionally Archie tries out a new design - to which they always return to the "classic" one in the end.

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* This also happened with LoveAndCapes, ''Creator/LoveAndCapes'', between [[http://www.loveandcapes.com/readit/lnc0104.html the first appearance of Abby and Mark]] and [[http://www.loveandcapes.com/readit/lnc0145.html just an issue later.]]
* ''ArchieComics'' ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' has gone through some serious redesigns over the past 50+ years. The art was simplified sometime within the 60s or 70s and occasionally Archie tries out a new design - to which they always return to the "classic" one in the end.
26th Feb '16 2:59:44 PM carduser123
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* ''ComicBook/DruidCity'': The series starts with a [[http://druidcitycomic.com/comic/volume-1-page-092/ very simple, poorly penned style]], done entirely with a computer mouse. The artist for the series originally wanted to place as many limits on himself as possible. The methods changed starting in [[http://druidcitycomic.com/comic/volume-2-page-012/ Volume 2]], where everything is drawn with a stylus and the artist has more experience with the personal style used in the series. Now that Volume 3 has started, the artist has also announced that Volume 1 will be redone with a stylus and more detail, so as to not scare away new readers.
15th Nov '15 3:49:24 PM StFan
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* ''ZipiYZape'': Compare [[http://www.recuerdas.es/tebeos/zipi-y-zape-por-josep-escobar-primera-historieta-publicada-en-la-revista-pulgarcito-numero-57-en-1948.php this]] and [[http://www.tenyten.com/entretenimiento-infantil-destacadas/humor/1066/zipi-y-zape-se-pasan-al-cine this]].

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* ''ZipiYZape'': ''ComicBook/ZipiYZape'': Compare [[http://www.recuerdas.es/tebeos/zipi-y-zape-por-josep-escobar-primera-historieta-publicada-en-la-revista-pulgarcito-numero-57-en-1948.php this]] and [[http://www.tenyten.com/entretenimiento-infantil-destacadas/humor/1066/zipi-y-zape-se-pasan-al-cine this]].
31st Oct '15 4:31:46 PM nombretomado
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* Noticeable in TheBeano when David Law was drawing ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK the character actually grew over the years from a small child who looked about 8 to by the 70s the character was lanky almost teenage looking character. The character's design stayed constant when David Sutherland took over drawing him in the 70s and then finally the character was made smaller and younger looking in the 90s in time for the AnimatedAdaptation.

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* Noticeable in TheBeano ComicBook/TheBeano when David Law was drawing ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK the character actually grew over the years from a small child who looked about 8 to by the 70s the character was lanky almost teenage looking character. The character's design stayed constant when David Sutherland took over drawing him in the 70s and then finally the character was made smaller and younger looking in the 90s in time for the AnimatedAdaptation.
10th Oct '15 2:40:02 PM nombretomado
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* Likewise fellow Anarctic series ''NinjaHighSchool'' did so as well. Starting off from a look reminiscent of Golden Age comics to a more cartoony look giving the characters wider eyes and less thick outlines.

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* Likewise fellow Anarctic series ''NinjaHighSchool'' ''ComicBook/NinjaHighSchool'' did so as well. Starting off from a look reminiscent of Golden Age comics to a more cartoony look giving the characters wider eyes and less thick outlines.
8th Oct '15 9:14:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''MortadeloYFilemon'' looked [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DBGRwBG2dbk/T2Gk4GhEfrI/AAAAAAAABW4/p9ewIdezEKk/s1600/mortadelo+y+filem%C3%B3n.gif like this]] in 1956. And [[http://www.oconowocc.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/OLE-N-%C2%A6191-Mortadelo-Filemon.jpg this is the cover]] for one of their latest books.

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* ''MortadeloYFilemon'' ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'' looked [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DBGRwBG2dbk/T2Gk4GhEfrI/AAAAAAAABW4/p9ewIdezEKk/s1600/mortadelo+y+filem%C3%B3n.gif like this]] in 1956. And [[http://www.oconowocc.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/OLE-N-%C2%A6191-Mortadelo-Filemon.jpg this is the cover]] for one of their latest books.
24th Sep '15 4:09:00 PM StFan
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* Creator/FrankMiller appears to be a complete ''inversion'' of the trope, with his quality taking a nosedive between ''ComicBook/SinCity'' and ''HolyTerror''. In ''TheDarkKnightReturns'', Miller made the effort to include detail and backgrounds. But after ''Sin City'', Miller made all of his art resemble the gritty minimalism of that work at the expense of background, detail, realism, and eventually any sense as sequential art, while experimenting with... ''questionable'' new methods. Of particular notoriety was his use of cheap Photoshop effects as substitutes for backgrounds in ''TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain''.

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* Creator/FrankMiller appears to be a complete ''inversion'' of the trope, with his quality taking a nosedive between ''ComicBook/SinCity'' and ''HolyTerror''. ''ComicBook/HolyTerror''. In ''TheDarkKnightReturns'', ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'', Miller made the effort to include detail and backgrounds. But after ''Sin City'', Miller made all of his art resemble the gritty minimalism of that work at the expense of background, detail, realism, and eventually any sense as sequential art, while experimenting with... ''questionable'' new methods. Of particular notoriety was his use of cheap Photoshop effects as substitutes for backgrounds in ''TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain''.''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain''.
15th Aug '15 7:18:07 AM Nazetrime
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* This can be semi-justified in ''ComicBook/{{Noob}}'' by the fact that it's set in a {{MMORPG}} and character designs imply that avatars gradually change their head to body ratio from "super-deformed" to almost normal-looking as they level up. Fantöm, however, is already at maximal level when the story starts and in first shown with a slightly muscular upper body. Later on, the upper muscles became much more impressive and his legs very thin.

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* This can be semi-justified in ''ComicBook/{{Noob}}'' by the fact that it's set in a {{MMORPG}} and character designs imply that avatars gradually change their head to body ratio from "super-deformed" to almost normal-looking as they level up. Fantöm, however, is already at maximal level when the story starts and in is first shown with a slightly muscular upper body. Later on, the upper muscles became much more impressive and his legs very thin. Ystos is noticeably subject to that too, but it may have been done one purpose as his player gets introduced in an unexpected real life scene and taking the opportunity to update his design was the best way to keep the reader from immediately realizing that it was him.
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